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Fun Family Activities

​Fun Family Activities 

  • Some wonderful outdoor family activities from TFL
  • 11 tips for creating a great treasure hunt - Children love finding hidden objects, especially when there’s a prize to be found at the end!  Simply write your clues on some slips of paper and get creative. Place the first clue somewhere easy to find, like inside your child’s snack or cereal bowl. Then leave as many clues as you like around the house, making a trail to the final clue.
  • Want to enjoy your favourite Disney rides from the comfort of your own home? Experience these virtual viewings of your favourite Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort’s rides!
  • Free Printable activities 
  • The Royal Horticultural Society - School Garden Club provides ideas and activities to get children gardening.  Content includes an interview with Astronaut Tim Peake and guests who discuss his 2016 Rocket Seed Experiments on the International Space Station.  Also, Lee Connelly, share his top tips to get kids growing vegetables and shows families how to build a small but perfectly formed allotment from a washing bowl.
  • Nature and the Environment activities - at the Suntrap Centre you will find a whole range of fun, educational ideas you can do in your local green space, all with a focus on nature and the environment.
  • Bach to Baby is offering live living room online concerts during lockdown, combining classical music with your favourite nursery rhymes on request.
  • Children’s Old Flo quiz and art book – To help youngsters get to know Old Flo, Canary Wharf Group has produced a new children’s quiz. The quiz encourages children to explore art, the history of Henry Moore’s Draped Seated Women, and the process of creating a sculpture.  
  • Happy Place Virtual Festival are excited to present a month-long schedule full of passionate people promoting mental and physical wellbeing!  Connect you mind and body, unlock your creativity and find your Happy Place!
  • Hungry Little Minds has produced lots of simple and fun activities for children aged 0-5 - look today to see what fun you could be having.
  • Children’s Art Trail – There are 12 pieces of art at Canary Wharf that we think might interest young minds, plus a handy map to show their locations.
  • The Sensory Project has lots of accessible activities, including cause and effect activities.
  • The Singing Walrus has lots of educational songs for kids
  • Brain Boggling Picture Puzzles from CBBC - do you think you can complete these puzzles
  • A Tale of Two Villages - Do you know of the village in which every human that ever existed, lived?  The HEC Global Learning Centre have produced a second story in their storytelling series for families: A Tale of Two Villages.  HEC Global Learning Centre works with schools and communities to promote a global perspective on equality, justices, and sustainability in a multicultural and interdependent world. 
  • East End Kids - New, special offers, activities, and events for East London families
  • Be 'Epic at Home' - Each show is around 10 minutes but packed full of ideas to practice and master at home, including magic tricks, brain teasers, dance and arts and crafts!
  • FREE Family Films - Into Film have a wide range of films available to stream for free within the UK. All films come with recommended viewing ages and talking points, and many have additional educational resources too. Into Film puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK.
  • Spotter guides from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) - The RHS school gardening campaign has developed  activities to help you identify different tree leaves and spring flowers.  It is designed to help participants both young and old explore their local natural environment and to identify and name common trees and plants. Tree Leaf Spotter Guide and Spring Flower Spotter Guide.
  • Indoor Activities from Change4Life -It can be difficult to get up and about at the best of times, especially if you are all at home, but Change4Life have loads of great indoor activities and games to play.
  • Fun Family quiz - get some friendly competition going on in your household with this short family-friendly quiz.  Suitable for all ages.
  • 101 Good Charade Ideas for Kids - You may be looking for a fun game to play with kids while at home.  This resource provides 101 good charades ideas for kids to act out.  Charades is a great game that the whole family can play indoors or outside
  • World games – Geography games 
  • Kent Wildlife association – Simple ideas you can do in the garden to help wildlife 
  • School Gardening – online activities and resources​
  • Virtual Family playrooms – Family Playrooms is a digital activity group for families with children aged 0-11 years old.  There are 9 virtual "rooms" to explore, each filled with fun things to do, tips and resources to keep your children healthy and entertained. Do something creative in our Arts and Crafts Studio or relax together in the chill out zone. we've got loads of activities for you and your children to try.
  • Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development. 
  • Free garden and park activities from Youth Sport Trust - Activities include crazy golf using items around the home, frisbee and skipping challenges.